Don Cowley

A photo of Don Cowley

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing away of Donald Wyndham Cowley who passed away at home surrounded by his family on Thursday May 11, 2023 at the age of 92. Don was the loving husband of Lorna Cowley (nee Prout) of Blenheim. Loving father of Dianne (Peter) Moffat, late Max (late Elaine) Cowley and late Mark (Pam) Cowley. Step father to Kim (Tom) Ward and Steven Russell. Grandfather to many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild. Brother to Wayne (Virginia) Cowley and brother-in-law to Eleanore (Ken) Dease. Sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, and close friends. Don will be dearly missed for his charming smile that was always a part of him. Many will remember Don for his years of fixing farm equipment and owning his own business, D.W. Cowley and Sons. Don had a huge heart for children and believed in the many charities helping kids. He was involved in the Blenheim Open at the golf club raising funds for the Children’s Make-A-Wish Foundation. He rode motorcycles with the Goldwing Road Riders raising funds for children as well. He was a chartered member of the Optimist Club and was even recognized in the community as the Senior Citizen of the year. He loved many card games, Euchre and Solitaire being his favourite. Don travelled the world and truly enjoyed a great life. Cremation has taken place and a private family interment will be held at Evergreen Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to a children’s charity of your choice. Online condolences may be left at

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sorry for your loss Lorna

Sincere condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with yous.🙏

I was sorry to hear of Don s passing we knew Don from his own business and before when he worked for Baker farm equipment in ridgetown, He fixed everything we had and sold us some of it as well. My Dad and he got along really well and we always had something at cowleys getting fixed either by Don or max or mark, they could repair anything. we miss them all still. great men so kind to my Mom when Dad passed away Doug Stirling Murray stirling family

Sorry for your loss.My prayers go out to all the family.Rose

My deepest condolences to you Lorna, and the whole family. I have many fond memories of Don. Always welcoming and fun, very generous and sweet and such a great smile. I think maybe Don and Wayne are on a motorcycle trip right about now. Prayers and big hugs to all💐

So sorry for your loss Brian and Linda Houston

Lorna and family, so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

So many memories growing up of Don. Growing up with Mike Cowley and having so many fun times at the farm. From snowmobiling, to being towed to the golf course for tobbaganning, go- carting around the laneways, etc. he always had cold beverages for the adults, pops for us kids and a fire going in the shop. With his sidekicks Coke & Pepsi always nearby. He was one of my dad's long time friends along with Max , and they spent endless hours together at the farm. Besides our home number it's a phone number I'll never forget because if Dad wasn't home he was usually with Don. 519-676-8118. Rest in Peace Don ..... You left amazing memories behind for so many. Our condolences for your loss.

Kim and Tom and extended family. So sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you. Kim remember it is never good bye it is just see you soon.

Lorna and family: Sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace.

Sorry to hear of Don's passing, he was such a wonderful man. Our condolences to the family......

Lorna & family, Don was truly one of the greatest men we have ever had the pleasure to know. His generosity went above & beyond. Anyone who knew him, knew of his generous nature & how he had a smile for anyone he met. The Blenheim Open was a highlight for Don as he loved being with “the kids”. He will always be remembered fondly by us. Our sincere condolences, Curtis & Helen Carter

Lorna , so sorry to hear of your loss of your husband .. my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family ,,, (((hugs)))

I am so sad to be reading this about a wonderful man. Don was a funny guy and full of laughs and was so much fun to be around. I always liked going out to see Don for lawnmower parts because he always had a new story to tell me and you know it was a funny one coming from him. You were a great man Don Cowley and you will be missed so much. Prayers to the family. He was so lucky to have Lorna to look after him when he needed helping. She was his angel.

Condolences to the family. RIP Don.

To the Cowley families our condolences. David worked for Don just out of school, and tought me many things during that time. Great guy!

To the Cowley family our deepest condolences. I have know Don for over 60 years. Back when they changed our old school into the 10 C's snowmobile club. Remember Massy Ferguson snowmobiles ??? Back when the community held strawberry socials. A very good friend to Dad and Uncle Homer. They broke the mold with you Don. Always willing to lend a hand. RIP.

Lorna and family, we are sorry for your loss. The kids and I will keep you in our thoughts.

Lorna and family, So sorry to hear of Don’s passing. Don always had that big smile and was always ready for a conversation. One of the best tractor mechanics! Cherish the many happy memories you shared. RIP Don Sincerely Peter and Linda

Dear Lorna and Dianne and all the Family; We are so sad to hear of Don's passing. He was such a wonderful and generous and happy person. He was a wonderful friend to our Mom and Dad, and was always ready to help with anything they might need. We will miss him. I always think of him when I drive past his family's home, and I can still see him on the lawnmower, always keeping the lawn in perfect shape. We are thinking of you with sympathy and love. Heather Whittington and Veronica and Family.

Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family at this time. I (Roy) have many childhood memories of when the Cowley's lived on Little Street, around from Cameron.. and also in the Optimist Club back in the day,,.

So sorry to hear of Don's passing. Remembering our trip to Hawaii where Don kept running over my golf balls with his golf cart. So much fun. Hugs and prayers Lorna and families.

Our deepest sympathies to Don’s family. He was a well known and well loved Blenheimite who will be missed.

It saddens our hearts to read of Don's passing. \This man has left his mark on the world with his smile, kind words and an overall kindness that not many every experience in life. A man of integrity and compassion. Don always took time to say hello, tell and joke and slap you on the back. We will miss you Don. RIP Friend.

I first met Don at the Blenheim Open Golf Tournament when it was celebrated on his property which for many years he gave to them to use. He was such a great man, so friendly, so giving and so loved. I’m blessed to have known him. Thank you Don for putting others ahead of yourself. You were one of a kind!

To the family please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of Don, May He Rest in Peace